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July 13, 2012

China Mobile, Verizon and Vodafone among top 3 Mobile Operators by Revenue

China Mobile, Verizon and Vodafone among the first 3 Mobile Operator  by Revenue ( 2012 April Data)

Around 30 percent of the world’s mobile users live in India and China. As of March 2012, there are now more than a billion subscribers in China, with India not far behind. Chinese and U.S. operators continued to dominate the list of global mobile operators by revenue, according to Wireless Intelligence. , but, most surprisingly, Verizon Wireless leapfrogged its corporate parent Vodafone in the fourth quarter in overall revenues  

Mobile  subscribers in China by operator April 2012
OperatorSubscribers3G users
China Mobile672.4 million61.9 million
China Unicom212.7 million51.8 million
China Telecom138.5 million45.6 million
Total1,023.7 million159.3 million
Sources: China MobileChina UnicomChina Telecomvia: mobiThinking
China Mobile further solidified its top spot in both subscribers and revenue   ( April 2012 Data)

 In 2011 China Mobile was  the largest mobile operator in the world by subscribers and revenues according to Portio Research (2011). something which it has maintained this year too

The Mobile Operator Data  in 2011 Dec Data

also shows that  China Mobile was  no 1, even  in 2011 , which shows that its the second time,these stats were taken in 2010, it has added 78 million subscribers to its base – see the April 2012 stats above.

Top ten operator groups by subscribers and revenues – worldwide
RankOperator group
(HQ location)
Proportionate subscribers
(millions, 2010)
Operator groupRevenue from Mobile
(In US$ millions, 2010)
1China Mobile (China)594.2mChina Mobile$71,571.6m
2Vodafone Group (UK)338.9mVerizon (US)$63,407.0m
3America Movil (Mexico)224.4mVodafone Group$60,779.7m
4Telefonica (Spain)216.9mAT&T$58,500.0m
5Bharti Airtel (India)199.2mTelefonica$52,729.1m
6China Unicom (China)169.3mNTT DOCOMO (Japan)$48,462.5m
7AT&T (US)148.8mDeutsche Telekom$45,694.5m
8SingTel (Singapore)133.9mAmerica Movil$29,940.4m
9France Telecom (France)129.5mFrance Telecom$29,718.0m
10Reliance Communications (India)125.7mSprint Nextel$28,597.0m
Source: Portio Research (2011)via: mobiThinking